The Digital Art Prize is a biennial national award for digital art. It celebrates contemporary visual art made for the screen, including video art, custom software, hypertext, and art games. It is presented by Goolugatup Heathcote and the City of Melville.
A prize pool of $15,000 is awarded – first prize is $10,000, second prize is $2,000, the local artist prize is $1,000, and all other finalists receive $400.
2022 applications are now closed. The shortlist is announced 18 August, and the award is presented 23 September.
The Digital Art Prize is a national award for digital art, promoting contemporary visual art made for screen, including video art, custom software, hypertext, and art games. The award is biennial, first presented in 2020.
Artists submit artwork online, and our panel selects 8 finalists. These works are displayed online, and the winners are selected by public vote.
The prize is open to professional artists. Australian citizens and permanent residents are eligible.
What sort of artwork is eligible?
In its inaugural year, the Digital Art Prize featured eight finalists:
The City of Melville arts team also awarded digital development sponsorships to: Amy Perejuan-Capone, Annette Peterson, Bianca Sharkey & James Doohan, Dan McCabe, Elham Eshraghian, Mark Parfitt, Mathew Pope, and Roly Skender.
Goolugatup Heathcote is a cultural precinct overlooking the river in Applecross, WA. The heritage site is home to thriving cultural and recreational activities including a contemporary art gallery, museum, restaurant, artist studios, public markets and events, and creative small businesses.
The Gallery presents an annual program of contemporary art exhibitions across three gallery spaces. It also hosts an art prize each year, alternatively the Digital Art Prize and the Melville Contemporary Prize. Late each year, it presents a major exhibition as part of Tilt – a significant site-responsive commission.